Walid al-Saqaf is a Yemeni academic, journalist, and anti-censorship activist. He is the director of the Global Journalism master programme at Örebro University, where he studies Internet censorship and works on Internet projects to empower activists involved the Arab Spring. He is the founder and administrator of Yemen Portal, a Yemeni news and content aggregator, and the developer of Alkasir for Internet Censorship Mapping and Circumvention, which allows users in countries such as Syria and Iran to access blocked websites. He is also a TED and ICANN Fellow and serves as a member of the advisory group for the Arab Internet Governance Forum.
Areas of expertise
Internet Governance | Internet Censorship
Areas of work
Research | Advocacy
Walid al-Saqaf in the news
- Op-ed by Walid al-Saqaf on the Arab Internet Governance Forum, Gulf News, 16 September 2013.